**Edit (Sept 17, 2011): Seeking more Pashtun women bloggers, whether from Afghanistan or Pakistan. As long as they identify themselves as Pashtuns, they can be added to the list. Thank you for your help.**
So, as y'all know, I'm very much into women's matters. I'm also into research, so whenever I come across something that's different or controversial, I totally (mentally) jot down every idea that comes to me about that matter, especially if it concerns gender relations or Islam. Around November 2010, I read an email from this one listserv I'm on that deals with Muslim women's leadership, and the email was what I've posted here. I thought about contributing to it, but it didn't happen - super unfortunately! Khair, inshaAllah, I'll contribute something to a future collection on a similar topic. And had I contributed, it would have had to do everything with Pashtun women (since they're over 99% Muslim anyway, so it'd still fall under the Muslim women category). And ever since, I've been very observant of Pashtun females' online interactions. That call for chapters got me thinking on Pashtun women's online activities -- Pashtun women from both Afghanistan and Pakistan. While this idea is solely mine, I'm sharing it here in public only 'cause I feel like some of the information might be good for other people to know, people who're interested in research on Pashtun women.
Anyway, so what I find most fascinating about the internet is that there's space available for these Pashtun women to speak, to vent, to talk, to share, to express their inner selves in any creative way. But are they taking advantage of this medium? How many are, and what does that number mean? This is why I have been and will continue to search for Pashtun women's blogs and other websites run by Pashtun women. Their location, age, and occupation don't matter to me; all that matters is that they classify themselves as Pashtun, or be Pashtun by blood. And, yes, they can be originally from Pakistan or Afghanistan, it does not matter.
Another thing that also comes in handy is knowing or observing the interaction and relationship between Pashtun men and women in online discussion forums and social networking groups. From what I understand also, a lotta Pashtuns are turning to the internet to find their marriage partners (and this is a phenomenon all over the world, not just with Pashtuns, especially in the west). I'll explain how this works another time along with ideas for and against this form of "marriage."
For now, though, check this list out, and let me know if you've got more to add to it. I'll be happy to add anyone else.
In alphabetical order of the author's/blog's name. I'll try to add short descriptions to them later on as well.